As I said in an earlier post, this is uncharted territory. I’ve built a wall unit and I’ve built a canopy, but never combined them both. I wanted to design this canopy so that I didn’t have to rely on fasteners to keep things from falling. I wanted each board to rest on another. The sides of the canopy rest on the headboard and the post. The footboard rest on the post. Each of them have a ¾” offset on the inside for the mirror grid to rest on. The mirrors will also rest on that same ...
It all started with dissatisfaction with my Craftsman Flexdrive table saw. It was difficult to make a decent cut with the saw. I understood part of the problem could have been lack of experience on how to use the tool, but it wasn’t exactly a complicate piece of equipment and degree in rocket science wasn’t necessary. After doing some research, I came across an interesting post that taught me that a table saw is nothing more than table with blade mounted underneath it. All the mag...
Friday I chalked some lines on the rim boards for adding my siding and ran my measuring tape on the studs to double check where the laps would meet and discovered I screwed up on my 10ft. walls when I laid them out by not accounting for the stud width on the adjacent 12ft. wall. My book said 16” centers for studs and thats what I did when I built the 10ft. ones but they should have been on 16” centers starting with the end of the previous wall!! What a rookie error but no biggie I...
I closed the shed in October last year and took the toolbox inside as I had no intention of working through the winter on this project – even though it was near completion. The cold damp air is not good for the wooden tools and they deserve better at this stage in their lives even if they have withstood worse in the past….. So Christmas passed, then January, February, March; finally in mid-April, I re -installed the toolbox and started work again. The frame of the chair was already glu...
Does anyone have any information on French Fitting boxes or drawers? (I have the “Toolbox Book” but it is not enough information.) I am making a desk and want to store some of my antique tool collections. Check out “www.hueycases.com Thank You, Joseph
I wasn’t supposed to work on this today because I’m supposed to work on a fence for the property I’m renting. I have a huge pile of fence material that the landlord and I just picked up yesterday. But I started this project this morning, blogged it around lunch time thinking I was done for the day, and then ended up back out there. This project has actually been kinda fun. It’s been fast, but fun. Total to this point is around 5 hours. The only thing left is the ...
Well, my daughter had her 2nd B-Day party today, and when my folks come up to KC they brought me 27 back issues of Wood Magazine from the late 80’s to the late 90’s…....pretty cool!!!
The summer picnic for the Mason Dixon Woodworkers was held on July 19, 2009 in Delmar De. in Attendance were 5 LumberJock Jocks. Front Row David Morrison LJ Jock DaveLeft Karson Morrison (Me) LJ Jock KarsonTall Dude Jack Dalton LJ Jock Jack DaltonRight Al Hendershot LJ Jock DustyAlFar Right Ed Nock LJ Jock Edward E Nock II We had about 40 people at the picnic and lots of food. Al brought a box that he made and that he hasn’t posted yet. You need to get that done Al.I brough...
I made this kind of “quick and dirty” jig for cutting splines in the corners of picture frames today and thought I’d share. The frame in the clamp is cherry. I’ll post a pic of the finished frames…when they’re finished. The jig seems to work well, so far. I used to just put a couple of brads in each corner, I think this should be stronger. The miters were cut with a “Lion miter trimmer” I’ve not made a lot of jigs so this one took some ti...
I have a 17 gallon husky compressor that does not want to shut off once it reaches its max .. instead at the point it should shut off the motor starts whinning??
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